7th Colloquium Bratislava

On the 7th and 8th of February 2013 the 7th Colloquium was held under the patronage of the Slovakian Ministry of Transport and the River commissions of the Rhine and Danube. During the opening of the conference the Slovakian State Secretary, Dr. Andrej Holák, expressed his support of the inland navigation. Actual reason for the organisation of the 7th Colloquium was the drafting of the new convention on the limitiation of liability in inland navigation, CLNI 2012. This convention meanwhile has been signed by 5 States.

Program & Presentations

Mr. Ir. Teun Muller, President of IVR 
Mr. Judr. Andrej Holák, State Secretary, Mr Ministry of Transport, Construction and RegionalDevelopment of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava
Mr. Hans van der Werf, Secretary General of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine

Dr. Beate Czerwenka, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin

Strasbourg Convention of 2012 on the Limitation of Liability in Inland Navigation (CLNI 2012)
Ms Cécile Tournaye, Legal Adviser, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, Strasbourg 

Importance of the CLNI Convention 2012 for Danubian countries
Dr. Zsolt Kovacs, Lawyer at GÁRDOS/FÜREDI/MOSONYI/TOMORI, Budapest 
Consequences of the new CLNI-Convention on insurance
Mr. Nick Williams, CTC PLC P&I, London 

Constitution of a fund and ist effects from a practical point of view
Dr. Johannes Trost, Lawyer at LEBUHN & PUCHTA, Hamburg 
Mr. Tim Roos, Lawyer at VAN DAM & KRUIDENIER, Rotterdam 
Cross border effects of CLNI-limitation procedures in Europe
Dr. Olaf Hartenstein, Lawyer at DABELSTEIN & PASSEHL, Hamburg 

Program & Presentations day 2

CMNI and International conditions of transport
Effets on the CLNI Convention on contractual legal relations

Dr.Beate Czerwenka, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin

Relation between CMNI and CLNI and importance and role of additional international conditions of transport in practise

Dr. Martin Fischer, Lawyer at Kanzlei Fischer, Frankfurt and Chair of the Legal Committee of IVR

Interactive Workshop with statements by
Mr. Pieter den Haan, Lawyer at Van Traa Advocaten, Rotterd
Mr. Vadym Shestakov, Senior Associate, Danevych law firm, Kiev

Dr. Beate Czerwenka, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice. Berlin